The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said its 2018 Trade Fair will attract over one million visitors and 1,500 exhibitors across all sectors of the economy.
Mrs. Tonia Shoyele, Director General of ACCI, who announced this at a pre-event media brief in Abuja, disclosed that 11 countries have already indicated interests to actively participate at the Fair, just like 43 foreign exhibitors have signed in to participate.
She said: “Abuja International Trade Fair is an established multi-sectorial trade event that has grown exceedingly in scope and strength as one of the biggest trade platforms for international and domestic exhibitors to promote new product lines, access new markets, build new business relationships, showcase new products, grasp developing trend and communicate face to face with suppliers.
“The platform is designed to promote and strengthen businesses, trade and investment opportunities in the country.
“It provides a neutral and open atmosphere for blue chip companies, trade groups/associations, government investment/export promotion agencies, institutions and other private sector organisations to engage new business partners for investment/trade relations and conclude business deals.
“This year’s edition will provide a platform for sharing of trade, investment and market opportunities/ information and will help buyers and sellers, investors and countries to foster business relationships.
“The event is specially designed for exhibitors to launch new products and services and form partnership with international investors.
Some of the products/ sectors expected to feature at the Fair, according to her, include building and construction, oil and gas, agriculture and agro-allied products, mining and energy, ICT and telecommunications, security and safety equipment, banking, finance and insurance, among others.